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The motivation and urgency of this work results from a visit to the Caldeirão hill range in southern Portugal during the devastating 2012 fires. … Read More
The motivation and urgency of this work results from a visit to the Caldeirão hill range in southern Portugal during the devastating 2012 fires. The ancestral relationships and livelihoods of the local populations were violently destroyed in a few days. The landscape that resulted from this “inferno” made clear the need to produce work dominated by little or faded colour, by grey and black. The photographs of the abandoned (1964) São Domingos mine ruins take the absence of colour to the extreme of black and white, removing from that landscape, from those ruins, a dominating reason for amazement, thus opening up the possibility for an alternative viewing experience, and also establishing an initial connection with the burnt hill work. Read Less
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This photo work was impulsed by fires during 2012 and related to abandoned mine ruins.